HL Deb 27 July 1921 vol 43 c40

LORD DAWSON OF PENN had given notice to call attention to recent rulings as to the privilege of medical men with regard to evidence in Courts of Justice, and to move that the matter be referred to a Select Committee of the two Houses of Parliament. The noble Lord said: My Lords, His Majesty's Government have intimated that it would be more convenient if the Motion which stands in my name were postponed for a few days. I beg to ask your Lordships' leave so to postpone it, and to express a hope that that postponement will be for a short time only, and that I may secure a favourable opportunity of bringing forward a matter which, I venture to think, has some public importance.